RAHMAN'S CHAMBERS, Barristers & Advocates || A leading law firm of Bangladesh

Who We Are


Rahman’s Chambers is a full service & probably the largest law firm in Bangladesh serving from six locations nationwide. It is one of the leading law firms in Bangladesh. Its different departments are consistently top ranked/ranked by Leading Legal Directories. The firm was founded by Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman, Barrister-at-Law and Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 2006 following his nearly 100 year family tradition that dates back to 1920s. It is a well organised law firm composed of several teams and departments comprising of both highly experienced senior lawyers and talented, disciplined junior lawyers and adequately experienced and skilled support staffs. With 26 practice areas & 17 lawyers organised under 9 departments, 13 senior and junior support staffs serving from six branches located across three Divisions in Bangladesh, it is the most nationally diversified legal service provider in Bangladesh. It has an International division composed of lawyers specialised in cross border and international works providing premium solutions to international clients. The Chambers has a compliant HR policy and policy on gender diversity in the workplace. 

Main practice areas of the firm include Admiralty, Maritime and Ship Arrest, Arbitration, Mediation and ADRs, Aviation Matters, Banking, Finance & Investment, Capital Market, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Transactions, International Trade, Construction & Engineering, Foreign Investment and Business Set-Up, Fraud and White collar litigation, Global Investment & Business Visa, Intellectual Property Matters, Judicial Review of Administrative Action, Labour, Service tribunals & related matters, M & A, Corporate matters and Litigation, Marine Insurance, Power, Energy and Infrastructure projects, Procurement, Bidding & Government Contracts, Shipbuilding and Ship breaking matters, Real Estate and Property Matters, VAT, Tax and Customs Matters etc.

Rahman’s Chambers has an outstanding reputation for delivering premium solution which is economic in commercial terms.  The same is made possible by utilizing its resources i.e. experienced, specialised and highly educated senior lawyers, talented junior lawyers graduated from top law schools, excellent operational model, prestigious and valuable physical and online law report and journal, strong network and geographical locations etc. The firm has been consistently ranked by world’s leading and highly reputed global directory Chambers and Partners in its Chambers Global guide for its international capability & Chambers Asia Pacific guide for its local and regional works. The Chambers is also recommended by its own clients and different persons and its achievements are also well documented. The firm is always in pursuit of excellency with room for more improvement.

Over last 13 years, the Chambers has served more than 150 clients which includes multinationals, such as Ralph Lauren, Philips Lighting, Samsung Engineering, Uniqlo, group of companies e.g. Anwar Group, local businesses e.g. Unitex LP Gas Limited, foreign investments e.g Gildan, joint venture e.g. Grameen Danone Foods Limited, overseas clients e.g. Vector Aerospace, London P & I Club and numerous high net worth individuals. We have also worked with a number of international law firms involving our mutual clients such as HFWFleet HamburgKing & Wood Mallesons, Akin Gump Strauss LLPKim & Chang etc.

Why Us


  • Serving 13 years 
  • Practical Commercial Solution 
  • 100 year family history
  • Excellent operational model 
  • Probably the largest law firm
  • Compliant HR policy 
  • Specialised lawyers 
  • Reasonable pricing
  • High ethical standard
  • Physical and online resources 
  • Remarkable success record.
  • Most branches nationwide 
  • Gender diversified 
  • Strong Network 

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Covid-19 Events

We have created a video and conducted webinars on employment issue. We will cover other issues shortly.

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We have created three temporary practice groups for (a) employment, (b) M&A and (c) Trade & Finance.

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Our Reported Cases


Income Tax matter: Estimation of sell & rate of gross profit

Grameen Danone Foods Ltd Vs. Commissioner of Taxes reported in 6 CLR (HCD) (2018) 25. The Hon’ble Court observed that despite the assessee being a Bangladeshi company…

Power & Energy: Gas Supply through dedicated line 150 psi 12- inch gas line

TM Textile and Garments Vs. Bangladesh reported in 6 CLR (HCD) (2018) 65. The issues involved were that of a legitimate expectation …

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Our Recent Works


Completed Construction Arbitration 

Chambers successfully completed arbitration, arguing on behalf of Knight Frank Development Ltd, a construction company in Chittagong over a complex dispute amounting to 1.25 Billion BDT… The Firm was successful in securing the award in our favor…

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Practice Areas


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Admiralty, Maritime Dispute Resolution

Bangladesh is a maritime country with 710 KM of coastline at the vertex of the Bay of Bengal. It has two major seaports largest and busiest one is in Chittagong

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative disputes resolution comprising arbitration, mediation & negotiation or mutual conciliation is gaining popularity in Bangladesh

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Banking & Finance Litigation

For both borrower and lender recovery, related litigation is a common issue where they both require continuous legal support.

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Banking, Finance Transactions

Legal service the area of banking finance and institutional investment is in high demand in Bangladesh. Our Central bank in specific situations allowing

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Capital Market Transactions & Disputes

Stock market strategists picking Bangladesh over Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 2019 as per report of ASIA TIMES dated 1st of January 2019. Capital Market in Bangladesh

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Commercial Transactions

GDP wise Bangladesh is the 33rd largest economy of the world. It is the 2nd largest Garments producer of the world. Certainly, the country has made its name as Emerging Tiger in South East Asia which is contributing to developing

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Commercial Litigations

Commercial and International Trade is a complex area of law. Specializing in this subject requires in-depth knowledge as well as practical experiences.

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Corporate Litigations

Due to recent rapid economic growth of the country and changes in taxation laws, condition of capital market etc our business community is now exploring various corporate opportunities

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Corporate Transactions

The Companies Act 1994 is the enabling act in Bangladesh which deals with entire companies affairs; whether it is private, public or company limited by guarantee etc. While company formation and business setup formalities are matters of investmentLearn More »
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Construction & Engineering Transactions

Construction and Engineering related works are taking place at a large scale in Bangladesh in almost all sectors Legal assistance of procurement works of various construction of different public projects under G2G, PPP

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Cross Border Matters

Bangladesh is one of the leading manufacturers of garments, pharmaceutical and leather goods. The volume of international trade in different parts of the world is increasing due to the expansion of trade. As trade volume grows,

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Environmental Law

Rahman’s Chambers is one of the leading law firms in providing legal services in power sector. From the very inception the firm advises both foreign and local clients on power and energy matters.

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Financial Crimes & Negligence

Bangladesh is an emerging tiger in South East Asia as it has a skilled labor force and a strong collective desire to eliminate poverty. The country on its entirety is trying to improve its living standard and per capita income.

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Fundamental Rights, Judicial Review & Writs

Irrespective of any individual sector in which our clients operate, everyone is subjected to some kind of regulations whether it relates to their specific sector in which they operate or common matters like taxation, banking, land acquisition etc.

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Foreign Investment and Business set up

Bangladesh is the 2nd largest garments manufacturer of the world; hence it attracts huge foreign investments in this sector. Foreign Investors who have already invested in Bangladesh are investing in other business sectors.

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Global Investment & Citizenship

In an era of Globalization, visa-free travel and ease of mobility not only bridges the gap between nations and international businesses but also saves much needed time and money, which are an absolute essential

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G2G, PPP & Other Infrastructure Projects

Rahman’s Chambers is one of the leading law firms in providing legal services in power sector. From the very inception the firm advises both foreign and local clients on power and energy matters.

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Information Technology Law

Information Technology is now an Integral part of companies’ life. There are unique regulatory compliance within each jurisdiction and distinct reporting obligations. Besides, so much data is placed in the electronic format

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International Arbitration

Due to the increase of volumes of trade & investment and cross-border transactions involving Bangladesh, cross-border agreements are being signed with popular arbitration clause of ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, ICSID etc.

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Intellectual Property Matters

From the perspective of Bangladesh, Intellectual Property (IP) law is not new. The law of patent and industrial design in Bangladesh is dated back to 1911.

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International Law

International law usually falls into two different categories. Public International law and Private international law. Public international law is the set of rules, agreements and treaties that are binding between countries

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Infrastructure & Construction Dispute Resolution

In recent years there has been increasing amount of public spending on infrastructure & development projects like building new roads, highways, power plants, bridges & flyovers

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Labour and Employment Transactions

Labour and employment legal issues are very common in the business sector of Bangladesh. Whether it is a small enterprise or giant MNC dealing with employment law is a regular affair for them.

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Labour, Employment Dispute Resolution

Legal support is often required for challenging any claim, issues, Order before the Higher Authority or Tribunal which may even go up to the High Court & Appellate Division.

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Marine and General Insurance

Marine Insurance was the earliest well-developed kind of insurance having its origins in the Greek and Rome. In Bangladeshi context, marine insurance is very much relevant since Bangladesh is a maritime nation

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Real Estate and Property Disputes

For both borrower and lender, recovery related litigation is a common issue requiring continuous legal support.

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Real Estate and Property Transactions

Real estate and Property related legal issues can be divided into (a) freehold land and buildings matters, (b) leasehold land and building matters and (c) real estate development matters. Before the acquisition,

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Shipping Transactions

Gradually, the reputation of Bangladesh as a shipbuilding nation is growing internationally. As the industry grows so does the disputes between the shipbuilders and purchasers. Shipbuilding is a huge investment project

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Transportation Matters

Aviation industry of Bangladesh is rapidly growing particularly in domestic route ever-since Govt. allowed private companies to operate airline business.

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VAT, Tax and Customs Dispute Resolution

Legal support is often required for challenging any claim, issues, Order before the Higher Authority or Tribunal which may even go up to the High Court & Appellate Division.

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VAT, Tax and Customs Transactions

VAT, Tax and Customs related legal support is high in demand in Bangladesh. Particularly for companies, new investors & entrepreneurs knowing the different formalities involving taxation

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